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Suddenly liking baby girl name Gertie

(55 Posts)
Forfrigssake Sat 05-Nov-16 18:13:08

Love or hate it?

peppermac Sat 05-Nov-16 18:13:58

Not really, it sounds like nickname.

peppermac Sat 05-Nov-16 18:14:24

And rhymes with flirty and dirty grin

SpeckledyBanana Sat 05-Nov-16 18:15:27

The only Gertie I can think of is a sewing book writing whose full name is Gretchen.

DramaAlpaca Sat 05-Nov-16 18:15:30

Hate it.

OnceMoreIntoTheBleach Sat 05-Nov-16 18:15:43

Sure the little girl in ET is called this?! Cute

RiverTam Sat 05-Nov-16 18:16:40

Dirty Gertie.

Little girl in ET.

Gertrude nn Trude or Trudy would be better, IMO.

Monkeyface26 Sat 05-Nov-16 18:17:11

If my sister or I were being stroppy as kids, DM would say 'stop being such a Shirty Gertie'

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 05-Nov-16 18:32:37

Its cute sounding but it just conjures up a crabby old lady to me. Plus it makes me think of the poem/rhyme
." Dirty Gertie Macintosh never ever got a wash.".

SausageSoda Sat 05-Nov-16 18:33:26

It's a nn for Gertrude which I don't like.

Manumission Sat 05-Nov-16 18:34:15

The playground rhyming possibilities are worrying.

YonicProbe Sat 05-Nov-16 18:37:25

Don't like it, sorry

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 05-Nov-16 18:46:31

Frigs, Gretchen is beautiful, Gertie for short.

NavyandWhite Sat 05-Nov-16 18:48:04

I've always liked it! People think I'm mad but I don't know what it is about it, I think it's sweet. I also like Tatiana - Tatty for short confusedgrin

CPtart Sat 05-Nov-16 18:49:46

Hate it. Nothing redeemable about it at all.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 05-Nov-16 18:50:31

I like it!

Needs to be short for something but not Gertrude.

ErnesttheBavarian Sat 05-Nov-16 18:53:03

I work with a lovely woman called Geertje. Pronounced ger-tye.

I automatically think of dirty Gertie from number 30 with Gertie but not Geertje.

ErnesttheBavarian Sat 05-Nov-16 18:54:28

Oh and Geertje is a name in itself not an abbreviation if that matters.

SuperFlyHigh Sat 05-Nov-16 18:56:07

Gertrude is better as have more options eg Gertie and Trudy. If she gets teased at school for being Dirty Gertie she'll never forgive you!

SuperFlyHigh Sat 05-Nov-16 18:57:03

Or Gretchen for Gertie

neonrainbow Sat 05-Nov-16 19:01:15

Is horrendous. Truly awful, as is Gretchen.

SendARavenToRiverRun Sat 05-Nov-16 19:12:26

It's a common Yorkshire term ( affectionate) for the missus 'Orr old Gert'. And yeah, dirty Gerty etc. Sorry!
Gretchen is nice though smile

AmyInTheBoonies Sat 05-Nov-16 19:17:24

I think it's pretty awful. What about Greta?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 05-Nov-16 19:18:58

Flirty Gertie, where I come from 😄

lljkk Sat 05-Nov-16 19:32:36

it's the hormones, OP. Just slap yourself a few times & find something nicer.

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